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  • "Astronaut (feat. Deraj and Byron Juane)" from Your Soul Must Fly EP
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  • "Change the World (feat. Hollyn)" from Reflection
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  • "Dear Mr. Christian, (feat. Dee-1 & Lecrae)" from Minorville
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  • "Get It" from Dying To Live
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  • "Gimmie" from Minorville
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  • "Higher" from PSA Volume 3
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  • "I'm Focused " from PSA Volume 3
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  • "IGWT (feat. Thi'sl)" from Minorville
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  • "In His Image (Feat. Andy Mineo & Chad Jones)" from PSA Volume 2
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  • "It Is What It Is" from The Trap
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  • "It's Not A Game (feat. Canon)" from It's Not A Game (Single)
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  • "Party People (feat. Social Club)" from Empire
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  • "Ready, Set, Go" from Minorville
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  • "Take Off (feat. Ty Brasel, Canon & KB)" from Your Soul Must Fly EP
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  • "Who You Know" from Who You Know (Single)
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    Latest News
    Christian Hip-Hop Plans Showcase At SXSW
    (Wednesday, March 14, 2018)
    ​Derek Minor and Jered Sanders featured on National Television Show 'Versed' from BET Jams
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018)
    Derek Minor to Drop New EP 'High Above' Nov. 10
    (Monday, November 06, 2017)
    Derek Minor and Propaganda Meet Nation's Leaders At Capitol Hill
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017)
    ​Derek Minor Launches Second Video From 'Your Soul Must Fly'
    (Tuesday, August 29, 2017)
    Derek Minor Plans to Release Four Projects in Four Months
    (Thursday, August 17, 2017)
    ​Christian Musicians Respond to Events in Charlottesville
    (Monday, August 14, 2017)
    Derek Minor Releases Video For New Single
    (Thursday, August 10, 2017)
    Derek Minor Releases New Single
    (Friday, July 07, 2017)
    Newsboys Announce All New Big Church Night Out Tour This Fall
    (Wednesday, July 05, 2017)
    Derek Minor Remix Single Debuts on iTunes and Spotify
    (Friday, April 14, 2017)
    Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour to Live Stream Dallas Show
    (Friday, March 24, 2017)
    Hip Hop Label Reflection Music Group (RMG) Launches New Division
    (Wednesday, March 08, 2017)
    Derek Minor Makes First Appearance on 'Today in Nashville'
    (Thursday, March 02, 2017)
    NewReleaseToday Offers Exclusive 40 Song Sampler with Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour VIP Ticket
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)
    NewReleaseToday Joins Rock & Worship Roadshow for Sixth Year Running Bringing Music and Freebies
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017)
    Derek Minor Single 'Change the World' No. 1 on Billboard CHR Chart
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017)
    Derek Minor Premieres New Music Feat. Hollyn
    (Friday, February 03, 2017)
    We Love Christian Music Awards To Hold First-Ever Event Feb. 2
    (Sunday, January 29, 2017)
    Gabby Douglas Releases Christian Music Compilation Album
    (Friday, January 27, 2017)
    Voting Now Open In 5th Annual We Love Christian Music Awards
    (Saturday, December 03, 2016)
    Derek Minor Debuts New Video
    (Friday, November 25, 2016)
    Compassion International Announces 2017 Rock & Worship Roadshow Lineup
    (Monday, October 17, 2016)
    Derek Minor Releases Free '1014' EP
    (Friday, July 29, 2016)
    Invasion Music Awards To Celebrate The Best Of Christian Hip Hop
    (Friday, May 20, 2016)
    Canon Returns to the Stage After Accident Last Year
    (Friday, November 13, 2015)
    Cole Of Capital Kings Gets Married
    (Monday, September 21, 2015)
    OBB Back In The Studio With David Thulin
    (Wednesday, September 09, 2015)
    Rapture Ruckus And Jonathan Thulin To Headline Volcano Tour
    (Thursday, August 13, 2015)
    Colton Dixon Meets Tim Tebow
    (Wednesday, July 15, 2015)
    Jonathan Thulin Announces "Science Fiction" Due Out March 17th
    (Wednesday, January 28, 2015)
    Derek Minor's Empire Debuts at #1 on iTunes Rap/Hip Hop Charts
    (Tuesday, January 27, 2015)
    Tedashii Plans Tour With Moriah Peters, V. Rose, Spec and Speaker Jefferson Bethke
    (Wednesday, January 14, 2015)
    Tenth Avenue North Collaborates with KB, Derek Minor For New Music Video
    (Saturday, January 10, 2015)
    Derek Minor to Release New Album with Entertainment One
    (Monday, October 20, 2014)
    Christian Music's Largest Ever Bible Devo Event Kicks Off
    (Thursday, May 01, 2014)
    Reach Records' Artist KB Debuts #1 on Billboard Christian Album Chart
    (Wednesday, March 12, 2014)
    More Than 30,000 Pack The Georgia Dome For A Record-Breaking Winter Jam
    (Wednesday, February 12, 2014)
    Winter Jam to Hit Georgia Dome for Biggest Show Yet
    (Thursday, January 16, 2014)
    EXCLUSIVE: Derek Minor Drops New Track Featuring Colton Dixon
    (Sunday, January 12, 2014)
    Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular Reveals Star-Studded Lineup
    (Monday, October 28, 2013)
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    Derek Minor is a member of a small, elite class of hip hop artists who are adept at MCing, producing, and running their own companies. Two of his albums, 2015's Empire and 2013's Minorville, reached Number 6 on the Top Rap Albums chart, and 2011's Dying to Live achieved the Number 11 spot. His wordplay and relatable lyrics have made him an in-demand collaborator who has worked with the likes of Lecrae, Andy Mineo, and Colton Dixon.

    Minor is slated to release his sixth album, Reflection, on October 14 on his Reflection Music Group in partnership with Entertainment One. The album includes the lead single "You Know It," "Until I'm Gone" featuring BJ The Chicago Kid, "Love Go High" featuring Chrisette Michele, "I'm Good" featuring Janice Gaines, among other tracks.

    "The overall message of this record is you really are made for greatness," Minor explains. "You're not the sum of your mistakes. We are all imperfect. You were made to be greater than your probably realize." 

    Inspired by his jazz musician father, mother, Tupac, DMX, Kanye West and Curtis Mayfield, Minor demonstrated his passion for music at a young age, producing his first song, a 60-bar rap, when he was 12 years old. 

    After receiving his bachelor's degree in Record Industry Management at Middle Tennessee University, Minor released his first album, The Blackout, on his own label, Reflection Music Group, a partnership with his friend Doc Watson. The Blackout was followed by Redemption in 2010. His next two albums, Dying to Live and Minorville, were released in collaboration with Lecrae's Reach Records. For his fifth album, Empire, he began a partnership with Entertainment One. Additionally, he has released a half a dozen mixtapes.

    As a producer, Minor received a 2015 Dove Award for his production contributions to Lecrae's Anomaly album. Minor's Reflection Music Group roster includes celebrated acts Canon, Tony Tillman, B. Cooper, and Deraj.

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    Breaking News!!! | Posted January 26, 2011
    Reach Records are proud to announce that they have signed another artist! The Reach Records roster will now include PRo! PRo was featured on all three albums that Reach Records released last year and joined 116 in the fall on the Unashamed tour. "We are fortunate to partner with his label, Reflection Music Group, to bring you even more music for the movement" says Reach Records. Up first is the song that kicked off each concert date--the new 116 anthem from PRo! This exclusive tour single also features the other newly signed artist KB which is now available on iTunes.

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